Former Leeds Star Calls Out Firpo’s Defensive Issues Amid Recent Wins

Former Leeds star criticizes Junior Firpo's defensive awareness, sparking fan debates amid the team's winning streak.

In a recent critique, former Leeds United right-back, Newsome, expressed concerns about the defensive capabilities of current left-back, Junior Firpo. Newsome, who played a crucial role in Leeds’ Division One victory in 1992, remarked on Firpo’s “lack of awareness of danger” during a post-match analysis on BBC Radio Leeds. He suggested that these issues need to be addressed by the coaching staff, led by manager Daniel Farke.

Firpo, a former Barcelona player, joined Leeds in 2021 and experienced relegation with the team last season. Despite facing injuries earlier in the 2023-24 season, he made a comeback in November and has been a regular starter in the recent Championship fixtures. Leeds has enjoyed a five-game winning streak with Firpo in the lineup, contributing four assists during this period.

Newsome’s criticism has sparked discussions among Leeds fans, with some echoing his concerns about Firpo’s defensive capabilities. Despite the team’s recent success, there is a divided opinion among the fanbase regarding Firpo‘s contributions to the squad. As Leeds aims for promotion back to the Premier League, the defensive challenges highlighted by Newsome may become a focal point for manager Daniel Farke and the coaching staff in their quest for a higher division finish.

Read Latest Football updates on CrPatiNews

Share and Follow Us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *